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CONTACT KAUAI FAMILY MAGAZINE (808) 639-5656 PUBLISHER Kauai Family Magazine ADVERTISING SALES Chrissy Schechter

Our heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent floods and damage that occurred on Kaua’i this past April. Hello Summer! The kids are out of school and you’re figuring out how to keep them busy. On Kauai, there’s no shortage of activities that will keep your keiki happy and smiling over the break. Whether your child is interested in sports, water activities, theater or art, there’s something for the entire family in our Summer Fun Guide (Page 48) I invite you to participate in our summer art contest, (page 78), join the summer reading program, (page 55) or other community events and programs (Page 8). Treat this entire issue as your summertime to-do list. Here’s to the best summer ever! I hope that you and your children have a safe, happy, and active summer- and that you find this issue of Kauai Family Magazine engaging and useful. Mahalo, Kaua`i for allowing Kauai Family to be a part of your ‘Ohana.


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SUMMER 2018 COVER PHOTO Shelby Longley Contributors Patrick Ching Sean Doi Monty Downs, M.D. Luke Evslin Carol Fujiyoshi, M.D. Malia Jacobson Michael Lutwin, D.D.S Sarah Lyons Melissa McFerrin Warrack Pam Molnar Chef Mark Oyama Jasmine Yukimura Next Issue: Fall 2018 Advertising Deadline: June 15, 2018 Kauai Family Magazine is published quarterly as Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday editions. Distribution: 15,000 printed quarterly and Digital E-Editions. Public and Private Preschools, Elementary and Middle Schools, Hospitals, Medical and Health Clinics, Libraries, KIUC, Jamba Juice, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union, Retailers and Community Organizations. Subscription Rate: $16.00 for one year (4 editions) Subscribe at Copyright 2018 Kauai Family Magazine All rights reserved. No portion of Kauai Family Magazine may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Kauai Family Magazine assumes no financial responsibility for errors in advertisements.








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SUMMER HAPPENINGS Fun for the Whole Family! ANAINA HOU COMMUNITY PARK A Place to Play, Dine, Be Entertained and Learn!


SUMMER FUN UNPLUGGED 40 Alternatives to Screen Time


OUR SUMMER FUN GUIDE Sports, Camps and Activities for Your Keiki




ArticleMessage Title from Mayor Caravalho & DOE Superintendent Bill Arakaki

Aloha and congratulations to all of our Kaua‘i graduates! There is a world of opportunity that awaits as you embark on your next chapter in life. Best wishes on your upcoming endeavors! Summer is a time for us to enjoy the beauty of Kaua‘i, so that we feel rejuvenated for what lies ahead. It is a time for us to reconnect with our families and loved ones. Over the school break, I encourage our families to experience something new and different! Now is the time to create lasting memories! Mahalo to Kaua‘i Family Magazine for assisting our community in finding programs and activities that are fun for everyone – from keiki to kupuna! I hope you all enjoy a safe and relaxing summer! Aloha Pumehana,

Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr. Mayor, County of Kaua‘i, State of Hawai‘i Aloha! Summer will be upon us soon! Students, parents and families will be preparing for Graduation celebrations, embarking on family vacations and many wonderful activities when the school closes for students on Thursday, May 31, 2018. I encourage students and families to take advantage of the many activities and programs sponsored by the State, County and community organizations! I am grateful for Kauai Family Magazine’s continued support by providing Kauai families with access to valuable information pertinent to available programs and services. In closing, I wish everyone a safe and fantastic summer with family and friends. We must continue to work together as a community; to attain the dreams and aspirations of our children and to teach and prepare our children of Kauai to be college and career ready. Mahalo!

William N. Arakaki Kauai Complex Area Superintendent

Our Family Fun Favorites Support the talented keiki of Kauai at the

Summer Stars Showcase Gala

- Plantation Days Koloa Family Fun Run/Walk

Thursday, July 26 @ 7 PM @ Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Sunday, July 29, 2018 6:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Poipu Beach Park


Four different course lengths to choose from

elebrating aua‘ i’s lantation oots

• 1 Mile Keiki Run! C K P R … • 5K Run/Walk • 10K Run 7 6 5 • 10 Mile Run, 10 Mile Walk Ten days of family friendly fun • Awards will be given for 1st - 3rd place overall as well as 1st place for each age on the sunny south shore of Kaua‘i division for each race course!

Lessons of Aloha

July 1 -2 , 201

Friday July 27 @ 7 PM Saturday & Sunday July 28-29 @ 3 PM @ Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall

Contact: Kukui’ula Outrigger Canoe Club

(808) 635-0165

More information: Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority & other community organizations & businesses.

- Plantation Days Koloa

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Kaua‘i KeiKi Bike & Safety Day Saturday aug. 4, 2018 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. In the Wilcox Medical Center back parking lot (past Same Day Surgery)

Celebrating K aua‘ iPlantation oots … ’s Plantation RRoots Celebrating Our Lessons of Aloha

July 20-29, July 17-26, 2018 2015

Ten days of family friendly fun on the sunny south shore of Kaua‘i Sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority & other community organizations & businesses.


• Helmet Fit Station • Bike & Skateboard Safety Inspection Stations • Bike & Skateboard Skills Enhancement Courses • Drawings for Free Bikes and Skateboards • Hundreds of certified helmets fitted and given away to keiki, for FREE*

Free helmets are for children while supplies last. Please have keiki first sign in at the registration table where he or she will be given a passport that will be stamped at various stations. Completed passports are eligible to enter a drawing to win a free bike or skateboard!

Our Family Fun Favorites JUNE 29 A Free Community HeAltH event

SAVE $5 WITH CODE: KAUAI *Not valid on VIP or Gold Circle seats. Limit 8 per transaction. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.


Kaua‘i Marriott Resort Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. © 2018 Spin Master All Rights Reserved.

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Bon Dance Schedule

June 8-9 Kapaa Jodo Mission June 15-16 West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (Hanapepe) June 22-23 Lihue Hongwanji Mission June 29-30 Waimea Shingon Mission July 6-7 Koloa Jodo Mission July 13-14 West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (Waimea) July 20-21 Kapaa Hongwanji Mission July 27-28 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission August 3-4 Kauai Soto Zen Temple All dances start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Temple links are the location of the respective temple.

The 2018 Bon Dance schedule is sponsored by: Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

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Support local businesses, and tell them you saw them in Kauai Family Magazine! Education & Schools St. Theresa School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Hawaii Technology Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Alaka`i O Kaua`i Charter School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Kahili Adventist Preschool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Kauai Christian Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Kauai Complex Dept of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 65 Patrick Ching Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Anaina Hou Community Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13

Health & Medical Services Mary Navarro, MA, LMFT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Regency at Puakea Assisted Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Kauai Adult Day Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 35 Kalaheo Dental Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wilcox Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 80 Jason Blake Health Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 HMSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 41 Hawaii State Dept of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hawaii Public Health Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Malama Pono Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Ohana Restoration Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hui Ho’omalu Foster Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Sports, Camps and Fitness, Theatre Puakea Junior Golf Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Boys and Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 USTA Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Camp Good News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Kauai Sailing Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 KCC Kids College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Hawaii State Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Kalaheo Missionary Church Shipwrecked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Kauai Technical Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 KPAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Anaina Hou Community Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13, 55 Hawaii Children’s Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 County Parks & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52,53


Festivals and Events Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Wilcox Summer Kids Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kauai Bon Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Koloa Plantation Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Hawaii Children’s Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run/Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Paw Patrol Live . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Community Partners Gather Federal Credit Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Kauai Restoration & Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Mark’s Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 KTI Yard Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Grove Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 77 Kukui Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Leah Ragsac, Realtor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 DEJAVU Surf Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kauai Film Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Hawaii Dairy Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 County of Kauai Department of Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 County of Kauai Waste Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 County of Kauai Office of the Mayor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 County of Kauai Lifeguard Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 County of Kauai Department of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 65 County of Kauai Parks and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,53

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Anaina Hou Community Park – A place for our community to play, dine, be entertained and learn! Anaina Hou Community Park is a nonprofit organization founded by Bill and Joan Porter over 7 years ago to provide a space for our community to come together. Their 30 acre campus in Kilauea is best known for Mini Golf but is growing into so much more. Here are just a few of their programs: including Skinny B’s Island Smokehouse serving up local barbecue plates and fresh fish. You can wash it all down with local sodas, fresh juice, or even a beer or glass of wine. To finish, try a sweet treat from Papalani Gelato, Ono Pops, or a shave ice made with local fruit and organic sugar. The Anaina Hou Café and Food Court is open daily from 7am to 8pm.

Casual Dining Anaina Hou offers a covered dining and events patio on their upper campus, a beautiful outdoor setting to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Cafe serves coffee featuring Hanalei Roasters Coffee, Laird Superfood lattes, acai bowls, avo toast and fresh baked goods to get your day started. For lunch and dinner, food trucks provide diverse options


Summer Camp This year, the Anaina Hou team has introduced a new Summer Camp, serving keiki ages 7-12 years old from June 4 15th, 8am-3pm. Busy parents know that there are not enough spaces in the current line-up of summer activities to cover all of the children in need.  Therefore, the Anaina Hou team created a new Summer Camp utilizing their amazing campus and

showcasing wonderful teachers in order to create an engaging, stimulating, safe and fun experience for kids. Parents can relax knowing their children are in good hands enjoying a wide variety of activities.

the trail is on private property, and pick up water, a map and snacks or a meal before your hike.

Miniature Golf

Live music and entertainment In addition to providing 30 gorgeous acres of land, the Porters also funded the creation of an amazing 4,000 square foot multipurpose center on their campus – the Porter Pavilion. This summer, our community will begin to enjoy concerts big and small, a weekly Free Movie every Sunday and many community gatherings. Anaina Hou has already started free live music and entertainment each Friday from 5-8pm at Pau Hana; Kilauea Night Market, on the last Saturday of each month; and a weekly Fire Show featuring the talented `ohana of Coppin Colburn.  

Hiking The Wai Koa Loop Trail, adjacent to Anaina Hou, provides a free 4.5 mile hiking trail with access to the historic Stone Dam. This cultural treasure has been enjoyed by generations of community members and is accessible to countless more thanks to the generosity of Bill and Joan Porter.  Simply stop in at Anaina Hou to sign a waiver, as

In addition to all of these amenities, our community can also continue to enjoy their one-of-a-kind 18-hole miniature golf course set within a lush educational botanical garden. Generous kama’aina discounts are available on admissions every day, in addition to free admission on the last Sunday of every month. The course is open from 8am to 8pm daily, with the last golfer generally taken at 7pm.

On our beautiful island, where open space can be a premium, we are fortunate to be able to enjoy the events, activities and aloha spirit offered by the `ohana at Anaina Hou Community Park – a place for all of us to gather, laugh and enjoy. Visit today to plan your next visit.

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Summer Happenings MAY Pedal to the Meadow +Plus Saturday, May 26th /Sunday May 27th Kekaha to Kokee

Banana Poka Round-Up Sunday, May 27th Kokee from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, June 9 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hanapepe River Bank Children will be divided by age; prizes will be awarded for the largest fish, or most fish, for each age category. Contact: Lion Charles Ortiz 808-315-6697

FREE, Family educational festival

The King’s Parade & Celebration Saturday, June 9th, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free Kama’aina Mini Golf Sunday, May 27th 2018 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

North Shore Fishing Tournament Saturday, June 23rd

Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea

JUNE AYSO Soccer Registration

Register players ages 3 to18 for the 2018 Soccer season. Register online at or email

Koloa Pop Warner Registration

Packets Pick up: Koloa and Kalaheo Schools Ages: 5 and 6 accepting all divisions including flag football email

Car Seat Safety Check Friday, June 1st, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Walmart parking lot, Lihue Get your child’s car seat checked by a trained child passenger safety technician. Sponsored by KPD & Kapiolani Medical Center Contact: Mark Scribner 645-1754

Historical County Building

Hanalei Pier Entry forms:

Father’s Day Fishing Tournament Sunday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nawiliwili Yacht Club Small Boat Harbor Keiki ages 3-13 are invited to bring an adult for a great day of fishing and prizes. Cost is $5, which includes a hotdog and soda. Bring your own bucket, fishing pole, and bait. For more details, visit

Mayor-a-thon Saturday, June 23rd 6:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Kapa’a Beach Park. FREE 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 mile walk, bike or run!

Kauai Seniors Golf Club Quarterly Tournament Saturday, June 23rd

Kids Summer Fest Saturday, June 2nd, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FREE sports physicals for kids ages 5-18. Marriott Beach Resort, Lihue

Wailua Golf Course Golfers 50 years and older are welcome to play. Entry forms are available at Wailua, Puakea, Kiahuna, and Kukuiolono Golf Courses, and at Pro-Am Golf Shop in Lihue.   Contact:  Bob 245-3680

Haena to Hanalei Run Saturday, June 2nd, 6 a.m.-10 a.m.

Free Kama’aina Mini Golf Sunday, June 24th, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Haena Hanalei Pier

Taste of Hawaii Sunday, June 3rd, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Smiths Tropical Paradise


Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea

Keiki Day at Na ‘Aina Kai Saturday, June 30th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Na’Aina Kai Botanical Garden, Kilauea Cost $10.

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Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge Sunday, July 1st, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Hanalei Pier

Stars & Stripes Freedom Celebration Tuesday, July 3rd, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. PMRF Barking Sands FREE Admission

Kekaha 4th of July Celebration Wednesday, July 4th, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m. H.P. Faye Ball Park, Kekaha. FREE Entertainment & activities

Annual Concert in the Sky Wednesday, July 4th, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The biggest fireworks show on the island, fun games, live music and delicious food. Vidinha Stadium. Admission: $15. Adults; $7 for children 6-12

Free Kama’aina Mini Golf Sunday, July 29th 2018, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea


Soto Zen Bon Festival Friday, August 3rd, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Hanapepe

Kauai Keiki Bike & Safety Day Saturday, August 4th, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Wilcox Medical Center Back Parking Lot Paradise Ride Kauai Saturday/Sunday, August 4th & 5th

Paradise Ride Kauai Saturday/Sunday, August 4th & 5th

Ride 120 miles over 2 days along the beaches

Heiva I Kauai Saturday/Sunday, August 4th & 5th 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drag Races at Kauai Raceway Park Saturday, July 7th Racing starts at 7 p.m.

Kapa’a Beach Park. Admission $7, children 12 & under free.

Back to School Bash, School Supplies Giveaway Saturday, July 14th

Hanalei Pier FREE

Admission; $12 Per day, ages 12 & under free.

9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Kukui Grove Shopping Center

Koloa Plantation Days July 20th- 29th

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run Sunday, July 29; 6:30am – 10:30am

5K, 10K, 10 Mile and 1 Mile Keiki Fun Run in the park. Poipu Beach Park On-line registration at or Contact 635-0165,

Keiki Ukes In Paradise Contest Sunday, July 29th, 10:30 a.m.

Keoki’s Paradise. FREE. Entry forms at Keoki’s Paradise, or

Hawaii Sand Festival Saturday, August 11th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Relay for Life Northshore Saturday, August 11th, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Waioli Park, Hanalei

Na Pali Challenge Saturday, August 11th, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanalei Pier

Waipa Mango and Music Festival Sunday, August 12th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanalei, Halulu Fishpond at Waipa

Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair August 24th-27th at Vidinha Stadium Four days of family fun! for schedules

Free Kama’aina Mini Golf Sunday, August 26th, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea

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Ingredients: 1 cup milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup frozen chopped fruit, chocolate chips or fruit puree (1/4 cup)

Tools: 1 cup salt (split into 1/2 cup portions) 10 cups ice cubes 3 each gallon sized freezer bags, OR 1 small mixing bowl (metal preferred), 1 large mixing bowl and 1 rubber spatul

Directions: Combine first 5 ingredients until sugar is dissolved.

Freezer Bag Method: Place liquid mixture into 1 freezer bag and seal tightly. Split ice cubes into two remaining freezer bags and add 1/2 cup salt to each bag.  Seal bags tightly.   Lay one bag of ice down on a flat surface. Top with liquid mixture, then with the second ice bag, making a “sandwich”.  As the liquid mixture freezes, move the bag around so it freezes evenly.   When the mixture is almost frozen, add in frozen fruit, chocolate chips or swirl in fruit puree. Keep mixture in freezer until ready to serve.

Bowl Method: If using mixing bowls, place liquid mixture into smaller bowl, with ice and salt into the larger bowl. Place smaller bowl into the larger bowl and stir until mixture freezes.  When the mixture is almost frozen, add in frozen fruit, chocolate chips or swirl in fruit puree. Keep mixture in freezer until ready to serve.

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a purchase of $25 or more Kauai’s Family Surf Shop. Drop in!

Save $5 when you make a single purchase of $25 or more at Deja Vu Surf Hawaii in Kapaa or Kukui Grove Center. Offer may not be combined with any other discount or used for prior purchases and excludes gift cards, boards, fins, GoPro, GoPole, Hydro Flask, Maui Jim, Nixon, SP Gadgets, YETI and OluKai merchandise. Limit one coupon per transaction. Original coupon must be surrendered at the time of purchase.

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Scavenger hunts beat boredom Do your kids complain there’s nothing to do? Send them on a scavenger hunt! Whether you have one child or a large group, it’s an easy way to add fun to an ordinary day and beat the boredom blues. And you can turn almost anything into a scavenger hunt! DIY Hunts Use scavenger hunts as teaching tools. Have kids hunt for 10 objects beginning with a designated letter of the alphabet or that are a certain shape. Help kids get to know the library by finding books by authors names whose names begin with the same letter as their own. Search for all colors of the rainbow while walking through your neighborhood and have kids take photos of each color as they find.


Local, Organized Scavenger Hunts. Kauai Coffee offers a fun scavenger hunt. The hunt leads you to lots of amazing places to take interesting pictures around the island. The cost is FREE. The first five teams completing the race will be treated to lunch at the Kauai Coffee

flat, heavy, clear, etc. Kids photograph items they find, then ask an adult to check their answers. Great fun for preschoolers.

Use the five senses when taking a sensory walk. For a touch walk, look for objects that are soft, rough, smooth, sticky, wet or fuzzy. Take a listening walklisten for birds singing, roosters crowing, kids laughing, a horn blowing, etc. Estate. Instructions will be posted every Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. on the website. Registration required on website.

Hunt for decorative rocks hidden by neighbors. Visit the Kauai Rocks Facebook page to learn more. kauairocks/ The app Alien Assignment (free on App store) is an easy problem- solving game that gets kids off the couch. “Aliens� ask participants to search for objects that are

Going to the park? Have kids count all the butterflies or bugs they find. Even errands become an adventure with the twist of a scavenger hunt. The SnapQuest app (free on App store) is similar to Alien Assignment, but allows participants to specify a grocery store, mall, etc. as their scavenger hunt location.

Geocaching Geocaching is a fun scavenger hunt for real treasure. Using GPS, track down boxes hidden in local spots- maybe in a park or along a trail. Log your findings, collect treasure, and leave behind trasure for the next hunters. Use the highly rated Cachly app to find a lot of geocaches near you.

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Managing Gestational Diabetes

By Carol Fujiyoshi, M.D. Kaua‘i Medical Clinic

Gestational diabetes is a condition that occurs in pregnant women who have never been diagnosed with diabetes before but have high blood-sugar levels during pregnancy. To keep blood sugar under control, High levels of hormones being produced in the placenta, which connects a mother’s expectant mothers should: blood stream to the developing baby, u See their doctor regularly. impair the action of insulin in a mother’s u Work with a dietitian or diabetes cells, causing her blood sugar to rise. educator to develop a diabetes meal plan. An expectant mother should

have her blood-sugar level monitored as part of her prenatal care, as gestational diabetes does not have noticeable symptoms.

“As the baby grows, the placenta produces more hormones that block insulin, which creates a rise in blood-sugar levels that affects the growth and health of the baby,” explains says Dr. Carol Fujiyoshi, a board-certified OB-GYN with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic.  According to Fujiyoshi, gestational diabetes is usually diagnosed in the last half of pregnancy, after the baby’s body has been formed.  Women who are at greater risk of gestational diabetes: u Have a history of diabetes in their families. u Have a body mass index of 30 or higher. u Have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes in previous pregnancies. “An expectant mother should have her blood-sugar level monitored as part of her prenatal care, as gestational diabetes does not have noticeable symptoms,” Fujiyoshi says.


u Gain weight gradually. The recommended weight gain is 2-4 pounds for the first three months, and 1 pound per week for the remaining six months. u Budget carbohydrates at meals and snacks. u Eat at regular hours.

u Observe blood-glucose patterns. u Stay active to help keep blood-sugar levels down, and exercise regularly – before, during and after pregnancy. “While gestational diabetes only lasts through pregnancy, mothers who were diagnosed should keep a close eye on their blood sugar even after delivery, as they will be at greater risk of developing diabetes post-pregnancy,” Fujiyoshi says. For more articles about health and wellness topics, visit

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Why PARENTS Should

PLAY with Their

KIDS As parents, we often ask our kids to entertain themselves while we work on other tasks. While learning to play independently is important, children love playing with others, especially their parents. They crave time with their parents and since play comes naturally to them, it is a great opportunity to get to know your child better and teach new skills authentically. When parents make a point to play with their kids on their level they will experience many benefits for both the parent and child involved.

PLAYING PROMOTES BONDING Children build relationships through time spent interacting and playing with others. When parents play with their kids it gives


them an opportunity to see things from their perspective, use pretend play to explore their environment, build problem solving skills, and have fun together. When children play with their parents they learn to trust them, how interact with others, and how healthy competition works. We all build relationships and bonds when we spend time together. What relationship is more important the one of parent and child?

PLAYING IS FUN Playing comes easily to children, but somewhere along the way we forget how to play with a prescribed set of rules and why we enjoyed it in the first place. When parents give themselves permission to let go of their to-do list for a few moments and just focus on the fun that comes with playing, they have time to enjoy their kids, laugh with them, and show them their lighter side.

PLAYING IS GREAT STRESS RELIEF Once we have set aside time in our day to allow for play, we often find ourselves smiling and laughing more often with our children. After experiencing this, we can feel some of the day’s tension lift. Playing is a great way to relieve stress, especially when it includes physical activity. Getting out in the backyard and playing catch, taking a walk to the park, or exploring nature are great ways to reduce stress while playing with and bonding with your child. Playtime can be a great stress relief to children as well. It gives them a chance

By Sarah Lyons to act out their frustration and worries in a safe environment.

PLAYING DEVELOPS SKILLS It’s no surprise that interacting with others helps your child develop their social skills but there are many other ways play aids your child’s development. Playing catch develops hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills. Pretend play, such as playing kitchen or doing a puppet show, helps them learn about the world around them. Stressful situations can be acted out through play and can help kids learn to deal with them. Coloring, crafts, and building blocks develops their fine motor skills and gross motor skills are developed through playing at the park, riding

bikes along trails, or building an obstacle course and testing it out. Play also builds their self-esteem and helps them understand their role in the world. Parents can help guide their children through these learning processes while teaching them how to play with others and the benefits of living an active lifestyle. We live in a busy society that undervalues and leaves little time for play. Parents must be intentional when it comes to making time to interact and play with their children. The to-do list will always be there but our children grow up in what seems like a blink of an eye. Taking the time to play with your child is worth it for both of you.

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Celebrating Koloa History and by Melissa McFerrin Warrack Passing it On…

Remembering Phyllis Kunimura at this year’s Koloa Plantation Days On the last Saturday of July each year, a few hundred community members from keiki to kupuna bring their horses, their classic cars and a variety of floats, trailers and walking units to Koloa School to march in a parade through old Koloa town to the Annie Knudsen Ballpark, commemorating Kauai’s plantation roots and celebrating its diverse cultures. The Parade and park celebration that follows is the founding event of the Koloa Plantation Days festival, started 30 years ago on Kaua’i with a gathering by the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association and continued as an annual event with the support of then Mayor Tony Kunimura and local community members. Koloa was the site of the state’s first commercial sugar mill in 1835 and the festival started as a sesquicentennial celebration.


With the participation of local businesses, organizations and the visitor industry, the festival has grown into 10 days with over 30 events and activities featuring all aspects of plantation life and the Koloa area including live music, “talk stories” on local history and plantation life, a rodeo weekend, guided historic walks and hikes, film nights and an exhibit, local ethnic foods and crafts, and keiki activities and games most of which are inexpensive or free to attend. After serving for over 30 years as the President of Koloa Plantation Days, Phyllis Kunimura reminds us each year that what makes this event so special is that it is both a community festival and one that is treasured by our visitors. Her favorite part was the parade and sharing the different elements of plantation life and

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the diverse cultures so that they would be remembered. Volunteers come from Koloa community organizations and businesses to talk story, share memories, remember old friends and pass on cultural traditions and information on local history with visitors and residents alike. You’ll find grandparents sharing where and how they grew up alongside visitors eager to learn about the origin of local foods and music and hear stories of life in the plantation camps. On the 25th anniversary, Governor George Ariyoshi and his wife was welcomed back to Koloa as that year’s Parade Grand Marshall. He was blown away by the atmosphere and authenticity and told her, “you have to keep doing this.” As a lifelong teacher and educator, Phyllis impressed upon us how important it is to get the younger generation involved and

cultivate an interest in sharing local culture and history so that it can be passed on to future generations. Since the last sugar plantation on Kauai closed in 2009 and as the generation who lived the sugar era gets older, this mission to share these experiences and perpetuate this tradition for future generations had become stronger. A few years ago, Phyllis persuaded some of her former students from Koloa School who grew up with the festival to join the festival leadership. This year Arryl Kaneshiro, Bronson Ho and Bertram Almeida are among the Board officers. We commemorate and remember the many gifts of Phyllis Kunimura during this year’s Koloa Plantation Days, the first without her. But because of her leadership as a teacher, educator and her passion for sharing history with future generations, the legacy lives on.

Koloa Plantation Days will be held this year from July 20-29, 2018 with over 30 events for family members of all ages. This year celebrates the Sueoka Store family as Parade Grand Marshal. For this year’s schedule of events and more information on how to join in and participate, please visit

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Stay Cool While Conserving Water By Kauai Dept. of Water Turning on the sprinkler or filling up a backyard pool is sure to provide hours of fun for kids of all ages! However, these hours can turn into dollars if you’re not careful. Here are a few water conservation tips on how to be conscious of your water usage when cooling off this summer. 1 Let the kids play while you water the 4 Once your lawn has been watered yard. Set aside days of the week with sufficiently, turn off your sprinklers. specific times when the kids can go out Set a timer on your clock or cell phone and play under the sprinkler. to turn your sprinklers on/off after a specific time. Over watering is wasteful 2 Consider water-efficient rotary and may flood your landscaped areas. nozzles for your sprinklers. These nozzles spray water more slowly and in uniform patterns. They are known to irrigate more efficiently and use up to 2% less water.

3 Reuse pool water. If you’re filling up an inflatable pool without a filter, it will probably need to be emptied a few days after use. If it’s just tap water, then reuse it to water your plants, gardens and landscaping.

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5 Minimize your water use and maximize the fun. Fill a shallow plastic tub with water and add some water toys for a fun wet activity. Your water use is limited by the size of the tub you use.

Enjoy the outdoors and stay cool this summer!

5 water conservation tips to remember this summer:

Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Make every flush count. Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket. Limit showers to just 5 minutes. Turn off water while you lather and shampoo. Choose WaterSense labeled fixtures to reduce the use of water around your home. Water your plants in the early morning or late afternoon.

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The Hope for Homeownership

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Born and raised on the Westside of Kauai, Leah Ragsac knew she wanted to stay on Kauai to raise her children. Like many families on Kauai they were living with their parents and never thought of buying a home. One day, they met a Realtor who spoke to them about the possibility of homeownership. From that

“Buying a home is not an easy process, but with a team of people behind you cheering you on and directing you, they can help make it possible.” day forward, the seed was planted, and a dream was born. “Buying a home is not an easy process, but with a team of people behind you cheering you on and directing you, they can help make it possible.” They are now homeowners and have been blessed to also have

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Kauai Storm

KAUA`I STRONG The devastation of the April 15-16, 2018 storm is hard to grasp, especially given the isolation of the areas of worst damage. The flooding was incomprehensible, ripping out and floating away houses, raising flood levels so fast people barely had time to climb on their roofs where lifeguards conducted rescues on paddleboards and Jet Skis. The storm smashed our North Shore highway off the side of the cliff in places and covered it in a dozen landslides. This community delivered truckloads upon truckloads of food, water and supplies to the stranded via multiple routes. Boating companies canceled tours to haul supplies and rescue the isolated. County, contracted and military helicopters made repeated trips into the blast zones. Local surfers on their personal watercraft hauled people to safety. Community volunteers, while their own homes languished wet and muddy, assisted in clearing roads. Residents sheltered newly homeless neighbors. Local helicopter companies and individuals donated helicopter time. Niihau Ranch supplied its military surplus landing craft to haul a dump truck and other heavy equipment for the relief effort to the beach at Wainiha. There was no other way to get that kind of equipment there with roads out.

Management Agency established a special team to manage donations. Help came from off-island as well. Every Emergency Management Agency in the state offered help, and several had staffers assisting on Kauai. Coast Guard and National Guard aircraft were in the air over Kauai within hours. Every emergency response agency under the sun showed up. Working alongside were firefighters, police, medical personnel, utility representatives, finance and planning teams, communications experts, nongovernment organizations like the Red Cross, highways folks, attorneys and a whole lot of folks assigned to duties outside their normal occupations — hundreds of people on the ground, in the air, on the water, in heavy equipment, behind computers, huddled over maps and lists.

Our heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent floods and damage that occurred on Kaua’i.

Local businesses donated selflessly. So did local residents. If anything, at the peak of the emergency, there was a surplus of offers of assistance. The Kauai Emergency


Our heart and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent floods and damage that occurred on Kaua’i.


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Q&A with Luke Evslin

Luke Evslin with his wife Sokchea Evslin and daughter, Finley Ru Evslin age 18 months.

How Can Local Government Support Families? Our island’s strong communities, unique heritage, and boundless beauty make it the best place in the world. But, we also face deep challenges—from the cost of housing, to the difficulty in earning a living wage, to the threat of climate change. While there are no easy solutions, I believe that together we can build a better future.


How important are strong families to our community?

On Kaua’i, family is everything. Whenever we meet someone new, we always try to establish a familial bond, such as “I went to school with your brother,” or “I played soccer with your daughter.” We reinforce these


familial connections when we address our elders, even when we’re not related, as “aunty” or “uncle.” While strong families are important for communities everywhere, Kaua’i is unique because we are constantly seeking to bring others into our own family. Because of these connections, and the constant

By Luke Evslin

reinforcement of them, there is a sense here that we’re all in this together. For a community to thrive and seek shared solutions, we need to continually recognize that your problems are my problems-- and part of Kaua’i’s strength is these interconnected and expanding familial relationships.


What can the county do to help struggling families?

I believe that the cost of housing is the biggest threat to families on Kaua’i. We have the highest housing and rental costs in the nation which lead us to also have the highest proportion of residents who can’t afford housing. This results in a huge cost burden on families who have to spend so much of their paycheck on housing that they have less time to spend with their children (because they’re working more), have less money to spend on education, and are less able to go on vacation or spend time enjoying Kauai. I’ve seen too many of my friends forced to move off island because they can’t afford to raise their family here. While there has been major progress over the last few years, the county needs to do all it can to make the permitting process easier for families to have multigenerational households-- such

as legalizing ‘ohana units and second kitchens. We also need to work hard to revitalize our town cores both to allow for more housing and recreate vibrant public spaces which help reinforce community engagement.


What encouragement can you offer to families on Kaua‘i?

The growing pains that we’re going through as an island are similar to issues that are being faced around the rest of the country. We’re not alone in trying to figure out the balance between maintaining our unique character and providing enough housing to ensure that our children can afford to live here. So, we can both learn from and be inspired by other local governments that are solving these exact same issues. While we might have a cash strapped government and limited availability of land and natural resources--we have the benefit of a strong community that is willing to work hard for each other. I strongly believe that these issues are solvable, and that together, we will work through them. For more information or to support Luke Evslin, visit, email:

Luke Evslin, a life-long Kaua’i resident and is running for a seat on the Kauai County Council. He is a world renown outrigger canoe paddling coach and competitor. While in college he co-founded a composites manufacturing shop which has grown to become the largest producer of outrigger canoes in America. In addition to his experience in the private sector, he is currently pursuing a Masters in public administration with a focus in public policy, he has served on a number of county boards, committees, and local nonprofits, and he worked as a columnist focusing on land use, energy, and climate change. Most importantly, Luke is a husband and a father.

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Summer Activities By Jasmine Yukimura for our Kupuna Kauai Adult Day Health Center

Whether caring for loved ones at home or as part of your job as a professional, elderly activities outdoors are one of the best ways to get elderly parents moving, active, and engaged in the world around them. It’s not always easy to convince your parent to get outdoors and do something. Fear of falling, temperature extremes, and difficulty walking or with mobility are some of the most common reasons that elderly individuals give their caregivers for not wanting to go outside. However, whenever possible, and with very careful consideration, do your best to encourage your parent to get outside and engage in activities outdoors. This will help to stimulate the brain, keep muscles strong and emotions engaged. When thinking of ideas for outdoor activities, make sure they are elderly friendly and doable. For example, packing a picnic lunch and taking your mom to the park is a


great way to not only spend quality time together, but to let her enjoy the feel of warm sunshine on her skin, the breeze on her face, and the emotional and mental stimulation of watching people outside. Remember that temperature may feel differently for our kupuna as opposed to younger people because the skin thins and other factors that alter sensations. Take along an extra sweater and even a lap blanket to be on the safe side. When planning outings, make sure that the elderly individual will be protected and safe in every environment, whether indoors or out. Ask what he or she used to do when outside and see if you can adapt activities and recreation around those memories.


Senior Programs

Classes and activities are scheduled at community neighborhood centers throughout the island.

Some of the classes available include: art, aquatics, ukulele, hula, bonsai, cultural dances, exercise, hanafuda, weaving, quilting, line dance, sewing, crafts, and painting. If you are interested in joining our senior program contact the Neighborhood Center closest to you. Kekaha NC 337-1671 Waimea NC 338-1122 Kaumakani NC 335-5770 Hanapēpē NC 335-3731 Kalāheo NC 332-9770 Kōloa NC 742-1313 Līhu`e NC 241-6857 Kapa`a NC 822-1931 Kīlauea NC 828-1421


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Kauai’s own teen star Born in beautiful Hawaii in 2004, Siena Agudong is paving her way in the entertainment industry at just 13 years old. She has captivated audiences through her performances, whether it be on stage or on screen.  Her first break was in 2014 when Siena portrayed “Lulu Parker” through her recurring role on ABC’s Texas Ranger drama, “Killer Women”, which aired in early 2014. She has since been a steady guest star on Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn” as well as playing “Tiffany” in her recurring role on TVLand’s “Teachers”.  With her love of theatre, she dominated

the stage as the “Wicked Witch” in the “Wizard of Oz”. Her passion for acting has earned her several Young Entertainer and Young Artist Award nominations in 2015, 2016, and 2017! In spring 2017 she Won her nomination and was awarded “Best Guest Starring Young Actress 12 & Under”. Through her active lifestyle and ambition, she is a role model to all young girls. Most recently, Siena has been filming her starring role in “Star Falls” aired on Nickelodeon. She will also crush it on the movie screen with a Warner Brothers movie, “Alex & Me.” Siena starred with Soccer Super star and Olympic Gold Medalist, Alex Morgan to be released in June.

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Kauai Teen Photos by, Travis Hayes IG: @travisvhayes SPRING Summer 2017 2018 3737

Q & A Siena Agudong

Q: How did you become

interested in acting?

I grew up watching my sister, Sydney, doing plays with Hawaii Children’s’ Theatre. I always followed everything she did, but this one really stuck with me. So I started doing plays when I was 7 years old.

Q: What inspired you to

pursue acting seriously?

I was acting as a tiny Oompa Loompa in the Fall theatre production of Willy Wonka. From doing that play, it got me so excited about acting! I would beg my mom to film me doing scenes from my sister’s auditions just for fun. I really grew a love for acting and knew with no doubt that it is what I wanted to do.

Q: What is your advice for

young stars hoping to get on Nickelodeon?

My advice for young actors is that if acting is what you want to do with your


whole heart, then believe in yourself and make it happen. You have to be willing to make sacrifices and work really hard. I have worked so hard to get where I am. I have so much more to learn and I am so incredibly excited to continue!

Q: Do you still go to a

local school?

I am partly home schooled and also take some classes at a local school. That way when I am working (acting), I can go online to do my work which is so much easier. But when I am home, I am still able to go to a physical school.

Q: Tell us about your show,

“Star Falls”

I play Sophia Miller on Star Falls! Sophia is a small town teen girl who does everything she can to get her mom and movie star, Craig Brooks, together. She ends up doing a lot of scheming and ends up getting Craig Brooks and his children, Diamond, Phoenix, and Bo, to stay at her house. I really love it because you

see Diamond and Sophia trying literally everything to get their parents together. You also see all the challenges and weird, crazy, things that happen when two completely different families try to live under the same roof.

Q: What is a typical day for you like when you’re on set. A typical day on set can be exciting and very busy! Usually, I arrive on set around 7:00 AM. I typically start with school for a few hours, then I go to hair, makeup and wardrobe. After hair, makeup and wardrobe, we do a quick rehearsal and then film our scenes. We have lunch and then go back to filming or school.

I want to do is surprise myself”. An amazing actor that I had the privilege of working with on a project, would always sing this before we filmed a scene. It reminded me to do something different each time, and to have freedom and fun with my character when doing a scene.

Q: What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve done?

I think one of the most craziest things that I have ever done, is when I went in a cage underwater surrounded by sharks in the middle of the ocean. It sounds much worse than it actually was, haha!

Q: What’s

Q: What

the biggest challenge about being the star of a show?

I think one of the hardest things of being on the show is having to say goodbye at the end of each project. With every project I have done, I have gotten close to the cast. They become like family and it makes it extremely sad when we hear the crew say “.. that’s a wrap!”

Q: What’s the best advice

you ever received?

I think the best advice that I ever received is to always remember the phrase “All

is one thing people would be surprised to find out about you?

One thing that people don’t really know about me is that I love to go to thrift shops with my family, and then I will come home and spend hours upcycling the clothes!

Q: Please describe your

ideal Kauai weekend.

My ideal Kauai weekend is to spend a day with animals on a farm, go to the beach with my family and play a bunch of soccer!

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Kauai Family Magazine's

Picks for FUN Family Outings It goes without saying that summer on Kauai means going to the beach. Kauai has miles of coastline, and numerous lifeguarded beaches. Beaches also offer abundant opportunities to try new activities. You can teach the kids to surf, stand up paddle, kayak, snorkel, boogies board, fish or just do some beachcombing. How about taking a reef walk during low tide at Salt Pond or Baby Beach? There is lots to see in the tide pools, but don’t forget to bring your tabis. Lydgate Beach Park is the best of both worlds for families with children. The extensive communitybuilt Kamalani playground includes a spiral volcano slide and swinging bridge. After wearing out the kids on the playground, you can cross the street for a cool dip in one of the protected swimming ponds. Try your hand at golf. Take the kids to one of the local golf courses like Kukuiolono where you can enjoy stunning views, a Japanese Garden and of course nine holes of golf. If the kids are too small for a full size golf course, mini golf s a great way to introduce


them to the sport, visit Anaina Hou Community park and enjoy a shave ice at their cafĂŠ! Take the keiki for a train ride. Did you know that there is more than one place to take a train ride here on Kauai? Kauai is rich in railway history and you can learn more about it by taking a train ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway at Kilohana or on the oldest surviving plantation locomotive in Hawaii through the Grove Farm Museum. Get on your bike and ride. The Kauai Coastal path offers 4.1 of beautiful scenic views. There are plenty of places to stop and explore and the pavilions will offer you a shady spot to cool off and enjoy a picnic lunch. Take a drive up to the Keahua Arboretum where you can enjoy a refreshing change from the hot sunny beaches. Pack a picnic lunch and let the kids take a dip in the freshwater stream while you enjoy the cool mountain breezes.

Explore the many wonders of Kokee. Stop by the Kokee Museum and let the docents help you find the perfect hike for the skill level of your family. Kokee is a great place to learn about and enjoy Kauai’s native flora and fauna. Keep your eyes open, you may discover something you have never seen before. Enjoy the gardens of the Garden Isle. National Tropical Botanical Gardens offers free admission to their gardens for kamaaina on Ohana day. Take a selfguided tour through acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, or join one of their educational programs. Whatever you do, be sure to get out, get active and enjoy spending time with your family this summer. For more ideas about activities that you can enjoy with your family on Kauai, be sure to check out Kauai Family Magazine online at

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By Pam Molnar

40 Alternatives to Screen Time While you may not want to completely unplug this summer, planning alternative ways to entertain the kids is always a great idea. Get the family together and choose fun ways to spend your free time. Here a suggestions to help fill the gaps left by technology. Add some to your bucket list!

Get Outside

• Plant seeds to start a garden.

• Take a walk through the neighborhood with the dogs – or a friend.

• Have a backyard picnic.

• Rollerblade around cones in a parking lot.

Make a Game of It

• Head to the park and play. • Jump rope in the driveway.


• Have an outside scavenger hunt. • Play card games like Uno, Hearts or Rummy. • Bring out board game classics like Monopoly or Sorry!

• Create a game like Battleship out of two pizza boxes.

Get the book, DIY Box Creations: Fun and creative projects to make out of REALLY BIG BOXES! Instructions for 12 great projects the family can make together such as a rocket, puppet theatre; retro stove and more.

• Make an easy tic tac toe board on the floor using colored bean bags for the X and O.

Play Classic Road Trip Games at Home • Name that Tune: Turn on the radio and see how quickly you can identify songs. • I Spy: Describe something in the house so other players can guess what it is. • Alphabet Game: Name animals, foods or athletes starting with the letter A, then B, and so on. • Write a short story with the kids. • Mad Libs: Fill in the blanks to short stories and be prepared to giggle at the outcome.

Spend Time with Family

Get Out and Go

• Head to the pool for a game of Marco Polo. • Go Bowling. • Go to the Beach.

Do Something for Animals • Teach your dog a new trick.

• Look through photo albums or school memorabilia.

• String popcorn for birds or craft a homemade bird feeder.

• Use your talents to create a family variety show.

• Collect towels and blankets for animals at the Kauai Humane Society.

• Cook dinner together or bake cookies.

Use your Imagination

• Sing karaoke or have a dance party. • Listen to a book on CD together every night.

Get Crafty

• Make homemade Play-Doh from Kool-Aid. • Build structures with marshmallows and toothpicks.

• Make paper airplanes out of colored paper. • Build skyscrapers out of Legos or Tinker Toys. • Use large cardboard boxes to create kid-sized houses that they can decorate. • Expand your Mind

• Create pasta people with glue and a variety of pasta shapes.

• Play Sudoku or complete a word search.

• Use duct tape and cardboard to make swords and shields.

• Browse the library for a good book.

• Use watercolors to paint a summer sky. • Learn to sew.

• Put together a model car. • Set up a home laboratory and create some science experiments.

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Summer is a Time for “Play” with Hawaii Children’s Theatre

Discover self-expression, teamwork and build new theatre skills with programs for the whole family. HCT’s popular Summer Stars program starts June 18 with public performances July 26-29 at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Check out what the Rising Stars AM program (ages 8 to 15) and Keiki at Play (ages 5 to 7) have been learning during a special Gala Performance on Thursday, July 26th at 7pm. Singing, dancing, acting…and a few surprises!

In August, HCT After Dark presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”, a sophisticated musical interpretation of the fairy tale. Students ages 16 and up are invited to Audition May 31st to June 2nd, with performances to take place August 2-19, Thursdays through Sundays at 7pm. These shows are PG-13.

This year spotlights “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” with three performances Friday (7pm), Saturday (3pm) and Sunday (3pm). All roles will be performed by Summer Stars PM students (ages 8 to 15) supported by the interns (16+) behind the scenes. “Junior” shows are shorter in length, making them a great way to introduce theatre to keiki.

The Hawaii Children’s Theatre 2018 Fall Show announces the Hawaii premiere of Disney’s family musical, “Newsies!” Auditions to be scheduled in mid August for children 8 and up, with performances to take place during weekends in November. Whether on stage or behind the scenes, parents are also welcome to get involved – a great way to experience an activity together with the whole family.

Check out the “behind the scenes” video on our website to learn more about what HCT Summer Stars is all about!

Get into the Act with HCT Fall Show

For upcoming audition notices, classes, events and performances, register for the HCT email list at or like on Facebook.


Summer Dental Health Tips By Michael Lutwin, DDS, Kalaheo Dental Group Ask kids what their favorite time of year is and the answer is almost always summer. What could be better than summer on Kauai? Follow these tips to help your keiki malama their mouth all summer long. • Sun’s out, surfs up! C’mon, and get outside. Give the electronic devices a rest. Sitting around being ‘bored’ and snacking can cause weight gain and tooth decay. • On the go? Great! Pack portioned containers of healthy options like pre-cut fruits and veggies for fast and healthy snacking. • It’s hot out there, so trade in the expensive sugary sports drinks for water. “Infuse” it with strawberry or any fruit you’d like for healthy and ono hydration (just go easy on high acid fruits like lemons and limes).

• When applying SPF, don’t forget the lips. They burn easily and prolonged exposure may lead to forms of oral cancer later in life. • Use mouthguards on the ballfield to lessen the risk of injury by providing stability to the teeth and jaw if a blow to the area occurs. • Make your back-to-school dental visit early. Some grades require it and these checkups can be a great way to be sure your child’s teeth stay healthy. Avoid the August rush. Make your child’s back-to-school appointment early in the summer.

Kalaheo Dental Group wishes all Kauai keiki a happy, healthy summer!

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Building a sandcastle is buckets of fun. All you need is sand, water, a shovel and different size buckets. Remember to work fast so the sand stays wet. The best recipe for a sand castle is to mix one-part water with one-part sand. Here’s how to get started: 1 Find a flat spot on the beach, and use a stick or small shovel to draw an outline of your site. Make sure you don’t build your castle too close to the shore, or the waves will sweep your castle out to sea. 2 Bring a large bucket of water from the ocean, or dig a hole in the sand until you reach the water table. 3 Begin by scooping mounds of wet sand into the center of your site. 4 Start by building the base. Pack sand down in a circular or square shape.

This will be the site you build your sand castle. 5 An easy way to create a castle is by filling buckets with wet sand. Pack the sand with your hands and flip over the bucket. Lift the pale, and viola! You’re well on your way. 6 When you are finished building the structure of your sand castle, add some finishing touches. Carve out windows, stack towers and add seashells, driftwood and any other treasures around.

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Spark Imagination With Faith-Building Summer Fun! For Grades Kindergarten through 5th June 25 - 29, 2018 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children will venture onto an uncharted island where they will learn about how Jesus helps in our daily lives. Each day is filled with singing, fun, and Bible stories that teach them how much Jesus loves them. Anchor your kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.

The cost for the entire week is only $35 for one child, if you have more than one child in your family the cost is $20 per child. Kalaheo Missionary Church 4480 Hokua Road, Kalaheo (off the main highway)

808-332-9916 Online registration taken until June 15, 2018 Visit ** Scholarships are available. Contact Theresa Garza at for more info.





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AM CLASS: town craft



AM CLASS: Mythbusters

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AM CLASS: robotics

PM CLASS: sci-fi vs. reality



PM CLASS: be your own boss

(JULY 9-13)

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Hawaiiana myths & crafts


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County of Kauai Parks and Recreation Summer Enrichment Program

Online Registration May 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m. Location: Kekaha, Hanapepe, Kalaheo, Koloa, Lihue, Kapaa & Kilauea Neighborhood Center Koloa, Wilcox & King Kaumualii cafeteria Program dates: June 12-July 20, 2018 County of Kauai, Summer Enrichment program participates in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites from June 12 to July 20, 2018 Contact: Bronson Carvalho bbcarvalho@ 808 241-4465 If an auxiliary aid or program modification is needed to participate please call Melanie at 808 241-4462 or

Summer Golf Program

Learn how to play Golf Dates: June 12- July 20, 2018 Ages: 7-15 years Location: Wailua Golf Course Cost: $35.00 Per Child/Per Session Contact: Wailua Golf Course Pro shop, 241-4111 or Email:


Summer Swim Classes: Sign up: Saturday, May 26th 3pm at Kapaa and Waimea Pool *must sign up at the pool your child is participating at. Limited to one class only. Session 1: June 5th- 29th Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays (graduation June 30th Saturday) 10:00am-11:00am beginner 11:30am-12:30pm beginner Session 2: July 3rd - 27th Tuesdays Thursdays or Fridays (graduation July 28th Saturday) 10:00am-11:00am beginner 11:30am-12:30pm advanced Contact: Jeremey Haupt

Mayor-a-thon 2018 Saturday, June 23, 2018 Time: 6:30am- 10:00am Location: Kapaa Beach Park Join Get Fit Kauai and Mayor Carvalho for this fun, FREE 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 mile walk, bike or run! Pre-register at

County of Kauai Parks and Recreation

KPAL Summer Activities Boxing (co-ed) Grades- kindergarten thru 12 the grade Locations: k-pal youth center in Lihue and Hanapepe. Times vary depending on coaches availability. Wrestling (co-ed) Grades: kindergarten thru 12th grade. Location: Kapaa

Junior Leader Program Details: Provides youth with an opportunity for personal development, community service, and career sampling. Applicant is required to submit a onepage essay describing their reasons why they want to be a Junior Leader. Ages:12-16 years Contact: Application may be emailed to or fax, mailed or hand delivered.

Days & Times: Wednesday and Friday. 9th thru 12tth grade: 3pm- 4:30pm  Kindergarten thru 8th grade: 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Cost: $25 for the year. Those on free or reduced lunch with the DOE may have their fee waived. Contact: for more info or to register visit   241-1647 All Girls Boxing Grades: kindergarten thru 12th grade. Days & Times:Tuesdays Kapaa, 6pm- 7:30pm  Thursdays: Lihue, 6pm - 7:30pm Jiu Jitsu (co-ed) Grades: kindergarten thru 8th grade Location: Kapaa Days & Times: Thursdays, 5pm-6pm

Keiki and Junior Lifeguard Programs Registration: Begins May 1st, 2018 Entries will only be accepted online at Details: Programs are free and designed to teach ocean safety and lifesaving skills. Additionally, it covers drug awareness, physical conditioning and competition skills. Ages: Junior: Ages 12 to 17 must be able swim and run 100 yards nonstop. Keiki: Ages 8 to 11: must be able to swim and run 50 yards nonstop.

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Summer FUN Guide

Puakea Junior Golf Academy Dates: March 19-23, 2018 Ages: 5-12 Days: Monday-Friday Time: 8:00am- 12noon Location: Puakea Golf Course Contact: Glen Tamagawa 808-245-8756

Kauai Technical Institute of Jiu Jitsu

Details: A self defense program for children ages 6-17 years of age. Our highly trained instructors have prepared a quality program to give children discipline, physical fitness, & selfconfidence, through the art of Jiu Jitsu. Full time classes are also available for beginner, intermediate &advanced students children &Adults Dates: June 7th-July 26th Ages: 6-17 Days: Thursdays in Kapaa Times: 4:30-5:45pm Days: Thursdays in Lihue Times: 5:00pm-6:00pm Contact: 808-634-8735


Camp Good News Kauai Dates: July 9-13, 2018 Ages: 5-15 Batsite:   Batphone: 808.639.9675 Batcom: Batcave: (top secret

Kauai Sailing Camp

Description: Children will learn how to sail, have fun, and stay safe. By the end of the camp each child will have learned how to set up, and sail a boat. Summer Sailing Camps include landbased and on-the-water education in a Topper sailing boat. Ages: 7-16 Dates:June 9th-13th - Intermediate June 16th-20th - Beginner July 7th-11th - Advanced July 21st-25th - Beginner Times: Mon-Friday 10am-4pm Cost: $200/child scholarships available Location: Nawiliwili Harbor Contact: Kauai Sailing Association 808346-6051

Summer FUN Guide

The Boys & Girls Club Summer Program Details: Program will consist of fun-filled activities, with a focus in Character & Leadership, Sports, Hawaiian Culture, The Arts, Education, and Healthy Lifestyles. Also, various excursions will be provided that youth will enjoy. Staff will provide light snack, daily. Parents are responsible for providing lunch and water bottles for their child/children.

Anaina Hou Community Park Summer Camp Details: Anaina Hou team created a new Summer Camp utilizing their amazing campus and showcasing wonderful teachers in order to create an engaging, stimulating, safe and fun experience for kids. Ages: 7-12 years Dates: June 4th - 15th, 2018 Times: 8:00am-3:00pm Location: Anaina Hou Park, Kilauea (mini golf) Contact: 808-828-2118

KAPAA CLUBHOUSE Ages: 7 -17 Dates: June 11 to July 27. Times: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: 4695 Mailihuna Road, Kapaa Contact: (808) 821-4406,   LIHUE CLUBHOUSE Ages: 7-17 Dates: June 11 to July 27. Times: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: 4193 Hardy Street, Lihue Contact: (808) 245-2210, WEST KAUAI CLUBHOUSE Ages: 7-17 Dates: June 11 to July 27. Times: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: 9565 Kaumaulii Hwy. Waimea Contact: (808) 320-8353,

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Fishing is a great outdoor activity for the whole family. Anyone in your family can fish, as long as they can hold a hand pole or rod and reel. It gets Keiki unplugged from video games for a few hours or if they start catching fish, you might get them unplugged for the whole day. Here are some tips for Keiki Anglers.

Fishing Tips If you are fishing for the first time or are a beginner, a hand pole would be the easiest to start with. They range in size from a few feet to over 20 feet. Get the size your keiki can easily hold without struggling. First tie a fishing line at one end, then pull the line out till it’s almost as long as the pole, tie a lead and hook at the other end, add your bait, your ready to go fishing. When using a rod and reel, there are a wide range of fishing options for you. We go through a bunch of them on our Youtube Channel - Keiki Fishing Adventures. We show you the basics from tying knots, how to catch bait, basic fishing setups and more. It’s a great resource for beginners and more experienced anglers. Some locations you might want to try fishing for Keiki would be the public piers (Waimea pier, Hanalei pier and


Ahukini pier. The boat harbors (Nawiliwili and Port Allen) also have some good rocky beginner spots to try fishing too.

Safety Tips Always have a parent or adult with you when fishing. Learn how to swim. If you don’t know how to swim, you can wear a life vest. Wear tabis when walking on wet rocks or reefy areas. They help you from slipping or getting poked by something on the reef. Be careful with the hooks. Take your time when tying the hooks on the line or putting bait on the hook.

Make sure to wear sunscreen. If you are using a rod and reel, practice without a hook and just the lead, on a grassy or sandy area. After you are comfortably with that, then put the hook and bait on. Casting accuracy

is important. You don’t want to be casting on the rocks, the reef or someone next to you. Always try to keep your eyes on the ocean when fishing or even if your just cruising by the ocean. Keiki Fishing Adventures is an actionpacked, adventurous, educational and inspiring youth fishing show hosted by kids for kids. Featuring four young Hawaiian siblings venturing out in the waters to find their next big catch. Currently on Spectrum OC16 7 times a week. Make sure to follow us on instagram @keikifishingadventures and subscribe to our Youtube channel for more tips and scenes that didn’t make it on the TV show.

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Ocean Safety

Snorkeling Fun! Photos by Terry Lilley

summer fe sa a r fo p el h e m so Here is

Summertime! Yay, yay yay!

As I write this we’re into our 7th week

of pretty much continuous overcast skies, if not downright pouring rain and landslides and bridge closures. Summertime should mean sun and fun, as well as Junior Lifeguards, overall gentler North Shore ocean conditions, and potentially some dangerous (or for a surfer delightful) South Shore swells. Regarding the North Shore, however: Just because there isn’t monster surf doesn’t mean there aren’t rip currents that can get you in trouble if you don’t know RULE 1, which is


By Monty Downs, M.D. President Kaua`i Lifeguard Association

DON’T PANIC IF YOU FIND YOURSELF BEING PULLED OUT TO SEA. Stay calm, wait for the current to release you, gently swim parallel to the beach to get out of the current, wave for help if you need it. If you’ve been released by the current maybe you can work your back to shore without the current going against you and exhausting you. That or wait calmly for help. Better than all of this:

SWIM AT LIFEGUARDED BEACHES. Our Lifeguards will (a) keep you out of trouble and (b) save you if you do find yourself in trouble. For most of this piece I’m going to revisit snorkeling. This has become a frontburner issue in 2018 since Statewide there has been a very significant spike in snorkeling deaths. On Maui in particular, in the first 3 months of 2018, there have been 9 snorkeling-related deaths. Now, I realize that this is our Kauai Family Magazine and not the Maui Family Magazine, but people and families are our brothers and sisters, whether here or on Maui. Why is snorkeling dangerous? Are there some snorkels that are safer than others? Are the relatively new and increasingly popular full-face maskswith-snorkels as safe as the ones many of us remember where you have a face mask covering your eyes and nose and an independent snorkel for your mouth? Answers to the second and third questions are being actively investigated as I write. A recently retired Firefighter friend of mine from Maui, Colin Yamamoto, has been a physiologic guinea pig for a researcher who has Colin ride an exercise bicycle while wearing all different types of snorkeling models, all the while hooked up to equipment that monitors his heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen level, carbon dioxide level (both in his blood and in the full face mask/ snorkel), and other parameters. In the future I’ll present more information as it emerges. Because manufacturers are involved, and

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Ocean Safety Continued potential defamation lawsuits could be filed if results are publicized prematurely, I can’t as yet offer up any preliminary results or patterns regarding these 2 equipment questions.

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condition, or having underlying heart or lung disease. (4) Having alcohol or mood altering drugs in your system. (5) Being dehydrated — from being out in the sun and not hydrating well enough; or, for some adults, drinking alcohol I do have some the night before answers to the and then drinking First of all, snorkeling first question, I.e. coffee in the Why is snorkeling is wonder-ful and morning to “clear dangerous? First the cobwebs” it’s given many of us of all, snorkeling (both of these is wonder-ful and the opportunity to are dehydrating it’s given many of and then experience the amazing agents), us the opportunity lying out in the sun to experience and glorious world that before you head the amazing and snorkeling. glorious world that covers 4/5 of our planet. out 6) Snorkeling covers 4/5 of our the day after you planet. In fact you flew in from the mainland or overseas. can make the case that it’s very safe if you (We’re not sure why this one is true but add up the thousands and thousands it seems to be. Possibly the long flight of people who safely snorkel versus the causes some dehydration). (7) Snorkeling number of people who have drowned without a buddy nearby, or being a novice while snorkeling. and snorkeling without a professional guide with you. And (8) Having a snorkel What is it that makes it dangerous whose mouthpiece is too thin for those who do get in such that you’re breathing trouble? Since numbers in as if through a straw. are small, i.e. in the If you do this for long dozens and not the enough, your lung thousands, my membranes get answers won’t strained and start to make the grade of malfunction. One what we doctors of the membranes’ call evidencefunctions is to keep based proof. But the fluid in our they’re based blood from crossing on observations the membrane into by our Lifeguards our lung’s air-sacs (we and here they are: i call these alveoli). If our yL (1) Not being an r r Te membranes start failing by adequate swimmer. (2) Photo and our fluids start crossing, Not having experience in our lungs fill up with water even ocean conditions. For example though we haven’t inhaled any water from panicking if you get pulled out beyond our snorkel! And once our lungs are filled your comfort zone by a subtle current, or with water, we’re in big trouble since we if some water gets into your mask or into aren’t fish and we need airPhoto in ourcredit lungs. your snorkel. (3) Being in poor physical Terry Lilley


You may be able to think of a couple of more factors. In fact I want you to, because if you avoid these pitfalls the chances are extremely high that you will have a beautiful snorkeling experience. I realize that this is a Photo by Terry Lilley family magazine and some of this article is both scary and also maybe a bit technical for an “average” child. But I figure if you are a child reading this, first, I’m proud of you for being a “reader”. This will help you throughout your life. And second, you have parents and parents’ friends who can learn from the things we’ve reviewed in this article. If you can share these things with them, you will become what I call a Force Multiplier, i.e. someone who

saves a life even though you aren’t yet old enough to be a Lifeguard. So, have a fun and safe summer, both in the water and with your land-based activities. And try to get in at least 20 minutes/day of reading even though school is out. With Aloha, Monty Downs, M.D. President, Kauai Lifeguard Association

Photo by Terry Lilley

LIFEGUARDED BEACHES Haena Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northshore, Haena

Kealia Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastside, Kapa`a

Hanalei Pavillion. . . . . . . . . . . Northshore, Hanalei

Lydgate Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eastside, Wailua

Hanalei Bay Pine Trees . . . . . Northshore, Hanalei

Poipu Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southshore, Poipu

Kee Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northshore, Haena

Salt Pond Beach . . . . . . . . . . .Westside, Hanapepe

Anahola Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastside, Anahola

Kekaha Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Westside, Kekaha

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Angelic images of smiling siblings make crowd-pleasing Facebook fodder, but the reality of life with two or more children is decidedly less picture-perfect. According to research from University of Toronto, toddler-age siblings clash more than six times per hour; siblings under seven fight, on average, every 20 minutes. And fights that get physical can leave lasting physical and emotional scars. If sibling fighting is stealing the peace in your household, read on for relief.

EARLY YEARS 0-5 FAMILY COURT Research shows that conflict between young siblings is statistically normal. But regular bouts of biting, hitting and kicking aren’t—parents should intervene when clashes between toddler-age


siblings becomes violent, per the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Though kids as young as three may be able to talk though minor disagreements that crop up during play (“I had it first!), they’ll nearly always require guidance from a caregiver to

By Malia Jacobson navigate more heated exchanges and physical fights. Start by separating the scuffling sibs, with a statement like “We never hit.” Once children have calmed own, ask them to explain what happened, reassuring each child that they’ll get their turn to speak. Statements that bridge the conflict to build connection can diffuse fights and guide kids toward resolution: “Jackson, I know Olivia is a good listener, so you can tell her why you didn’t like it when she pushed you.” Encouraging tots to use words to self-advocate (“I didn’t like it when you took all the blue LEGOs!”) can help prevent future fights from spiraling out of control.


depression and fear of the dark. If sibling spats often get physical and seem onesided, with one sibling most often playing the role of antagonist, seek help from your child’s pediatrician or a licensed counselor.


PROPERTY BROTHERS AND SISTERS What’s mine is yours? Not so fast. According to Catherine Salmon of the University of Redlands, up to 95 percent of siblings say that personal property—a highly important part of children’s budding sense of identity—is a point of conflicts between siblings. Though teens may be able to work through some property-related conflicts on their own, parents may not know if and when to intervene. “It can actually be a natural and healthy developmental process for siblings to work out conflicts on their own,” says licensed psychologist Vanessa Roddenberry, Ph.D., founder of Praxis Psychological Services in images of Raleigh.

Bad news for parents of school-agers: Per a study led by David Finkelhor of University of New Hampshire, “sibling attacks,” or acts of physical violence toward a sibling like shoving and punching, Angelic peak from ages six to 12. smiling siblings make Parents who constantly Over a third of children step in risk invalidating crowd-pleasing in the study experienced teens’ emotions and sibling violence in the Facebook fodder, but communicating that past year; for around 5 the reality of life with fighting is an effective percent, the violence was severe enough to two or more children way to get caregivers’ attention and focus, leave a lasting mark is decidedly less she notes. But when like a bruise, a chipped sibling fighting escalates tooth or even a broken picture-perfect. to yelling or physical bone. While violence fighting, parents can between parents and help by separating siblings, putting children or between spouses is viewed the disagreement on pause while each as unacceptable, violence between party take time to cool off and process siblings is often overlooked by parents as their emotions separately. Once feelings normal squabbling, says Finkelhor. In fact, have calmed, a kitchen-table meeting repeated sibling attacks can have serious repercussions. In the study, children under moderated by parents can help get teen siblings on the same page—and up the 10 who were repeatedly attacked by a chances that next time, you won’t need to sibling in the past year experienced signs of trauma, including sleep problems, play referee.

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Aloha everyone, Summer is right around the corner and I wanted to take this opportunity to say “Mahalo” for continuing to watch Kauai Shining Stars in Education! It’s been a privilege to share some of the exciting events and programs in our public schools. Although this school year is coming to a close soon, we’ll continue to release new shows throughout the summer so stay tuned.

King Kaumuali'i Student Leaders

I also wanted to inform you that due to Spectrum cable TV changing their channel line-up, Kauai Shining Stars in Education will be moving to channel 128 if you use a digital box and will stay on channel 6 if you still have standard cable service. In the Fall, everything will switch over to channel 128. If in doubt, just visit our online channel http:// kauaishiningstars to find our latest shows and updates. Bookmark and share this link with everyone you know. Take care and keep shining bright! Science and Engineerin g Fair High School Wi nners

Aloha, Sean Doi Producer and Host of Kauai Shining Stars in Education

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Student’s Work Year 1st Semester August 6, 2018 To December 21, 2018

Students’ First Day August 6, 2018

Statehood Day August 17, 2018

Labor Day

September 3, 2018

Fall Break

October 8-12, 2018

Election Day

November 6, 2018

Veterans’ Day (observed) November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving & School Holiday Nov. 22 &23, 2018

Winter Break

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Christmas Day

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LOVE NOTES aims to help young people make wise relationship and sexual choices—choices that will help them, rather than create barriers, for achieving their education, employment, relationship, and family goals. To sign up for the next session please contact Brandi Bartholomew at 808-246-9577

Malama Pono Health Services is delighted to serve the Women of Kauai with our Women’s Wellness Clinic. We offer a variety of women’s services including pap smears, pregnancy testing, birth control, breast exams, mammogram referrals, family planning referrals, and STD/HIV/HEP C testing and treatment. We now accept insurance as well as offer low cost options for uninsured and under insured patients.

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IS ILLEGAL WHEN A MINOR UNDER THE AGE OF 13 IS PRESENT Secondhand smoke in a vehicle is up to 10 TIMES as concentrated (and toxic) as what science tells us is “unsafe” to breathe, even with the window down. Secondhand smoke can trigger respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. These health problems can cause keiki to miss school or require frequent trips to the hospital. As of July 2016, it is illegal to smoke in any vehicle on Kaua‘i when a minor under the age of 13 is present. Mahalo for protecting Kauai’s keiki from toxic secondhand smoke in vehicles. Everyone has the right to breathe clean air!

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Kaua`i’s Newest, Free Public Charter School

After five years of hard work and perseverance, Kaua`i’s newest, free public charter school, Alaka`i O Kaua`i, will open its doors to inaugural families on August 28, 2018. Their holistic approach to education, involving project based learning, social emotional learning and individual learning plans, intends to be a model of creativity and problem solving for our island.

Please consider how you or your business can help! To Learn more and Apply Online, visit:

Applications are now being accepted for grades K-6 and will grow through 8th grade each following year. A smaller school starting with 165 students will help both children and families build strong bonds. Teachers will receive ongoing training provided by the successful iLEAD Charter Schools across the country. Their idyllic campus is located at Kahili Mountain Park. School leaders are focused on meeting the ongoing demands of the Hawaii State Charter Commission, preparing the school site, gaining enrollment and, especially, funding. Currently, charter schools in Hawai`i do not receive equitable per pupil funding, nor any start-up funds, nor separate transportation and facility monies like the Department of Education schools receive. Therefore, all charter schools in Hawai`i must actively fundraise.

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Congratulations TO ALL KIF ALL STARS

Soccer Boys:


Brandon Beydoun

Kahea Ventura

Shayden Duldalao

Brianna Binder

Joshua Layaoen

Jenessa Freitas

Ryan Yavinsky

Mia Takekuma

Kody Gardne

Kyla Bandsma

Emi De La Mora

Talia Washington

Dodger Middlebrook

Ciena Caires

Kiran Costa

Kaylee Overmyer

Kyle Leibow

Mckenzie Hubbard

Keegan Bukoski

Leiko Yamauchi

Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo Kapaa

Bernadette Lindsey

Gabriel Cayetano

Emma Kelekoma

Player of the Year:

Player of the Year:

Gabriel Franklin

April Barnes

Coach of the Year:

Coach of the Year:

Kevin Cram

Mytra McKeague

Swimming Girls:


Alana Cayabyab

Destrey Shibuya

Hayley Kaeo

Dutch Fairbanks Henry Scherer

Hayley Kaeo

Jack Machorek

Julia Safford

Jackson Evans

Kaira Kaaihue

Jeremy Herr

Kelli Okayama

Kai Norman Luke Roberts

Maddie Hoesel

Nainoa Klindt

Malia Splittstoesser

Zachary Safford


sports KAUA`I

Kari Correa

INSIDE: KIF 2017-2018 All-Stars Photo by Manual Henriques Photo By Naea Oda

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Article Title Congratulations TO ALL KIF ALL STARS Football Offense: Elijah Unutoa Cody Artaho

Paddling Boys: Denzel Magallanes

Damon Ferreira-Kashima

Kekoa Kinimaka

Quinn Hoover

Spencer Tsukamoto

Micah Cardinez Noah Ruiz

Keanu Gutierrez-Kelly

Kalena Harder

Raiden Kurisu

Jaykob Naka’ahiki-Young

Cole Taba

William Kamaka-Riley Avery Miguel Christian Manera Chysen Lagunes-Rapozo Adonis Llego-Pelletier Noah Hoopii Defense:

Sasha Rovinsky Girls: Rachel Pleas Kelly Kauai

Matthew Passi

Sophia Rodriguez

Zachary Hee

Kirstee Luis

Noah Simao-Raposas Patrick Peters

Naia Manintin

Noah Tangalin

Daneica Muraoka

Hoku Parbo

Jaden April

Skyler Sadora Alika Huddy Kyle Bisarra


Noah Hoopii

Matthew Kaohelaulii

Jaykob Nakaahiki-Young Kauai

Kaleikaumaka Makua

Hoku Parbo Avery Miguel Offensive Player of the Year:

Denali Viluan Kuulei Fulton

Christian Manera

Kysen Parongao

Player of the Year:

Kishyla Kua-Saladaga

Noah Tangalin Coach of the Year: Derek Borrero


Ella Beck Ezra Washburn

Congratulations TO ALL KIFArticle ALL STARS Title Cheer Waimea High School: Ashlyn Agena Anna Broyles Kalsie Camelo Kaira Kelekoma Zyana Vea

Bowling Girls: Dana Murata Daleijah Campos-Banasihan Krysten Padasdao Kiarra Palacio Kaylee Braun

Kapaa High School: Keiley Abergas-Apilado Braylynn Ornellas Mariah-Mae Tranilla

Sommer Luis Boys: Allan Bueno

Kauai High School: Torrie Hasegawa Kahiau Kaiminaauao Seidree Kealoha-Albarado Jaykob Naka’ahiki-Young Drewan Pigao

Alvin Reis Kalani Young Edmelle Medina Jaime Mararagan Aaryn Suan

Air Riflery Boys:


Braden Kobayashi

Janice Manique

Ian Kimura

Alicia Hayakawa

William Andres

Haley Gokan

Brandon Marcos

Larissa Tsai

Michael Rosa

Kierstyn Bukoski

Jacob Alvarez

Jenna Takata

Girls Volleyball Keani Tolenoa Gabrielle Pelera

Player of the Year: Gabrielle Peleras

Ashley Mecham Hailey Iha Raelee Samio

Coach of the Year: Chad Delanoza

Leiko Yamauchi Tia Takasaki

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Article Title Congratulations TO ALL KIF ALL STARS Wrestling Girls: Sarai Valdez Ashlyn Agena Jordyn Kahananui Anna-Malia Santos Danielle Santos Shanayah Marshall Tessa Jensen Olivia Kelekoma Halle Sakai Jolette Miner-Ho

Jeremiah Fukushima Fernandes

Boys: Coby Lawrence Mason Stoll-Tolentino

Jaime Mararagan

Kainoa Rivera Corey Agena Matthew Tamanaha Jaiden Ogata Lowen Matsusaka Braeden Jensen Bryan Ingeniero Kalama Fernandez Levi Eulalio Cody Artaho Rogerland Dela Cruz

Basketball Boys:


Player of the Year: Christian Manera

Player of the Year: Taegan Keep

Coach of the Year: Ipo Yoshioka, Kauai

Coach of the Year: James Dingus, Kauai

DJ Pabre Gunnar Burkman Kaimani Tecson Joel Soriano Justin Faidley

Jaliyah Casem Marissa Layosa Kaye Serapio Kiarra Palacio Mele Tafea

Cross Country Boys:


Garret Smith

Ella Beck

Dodger Middlebrook

Mia Takekuma

Henry Scherer

Victoria Hennessy

Matthew Vickers

Juliana Tampus

Kane Casillas

Olivia Lutkevich

Joshua Graves

Kristin Chun


Article Title PROUD TO SPONSOR THE KIF ALL STARS Photos by Manual Henriques

Kiran Costa

Micah Carvalho

Christian Manera

Taegan Keep

Kyle Leibow

Kieren Henderson Summer 2018 77

ATTENTION YOUNG ARTISTS!! Summer Art Contest Senldto emai by

5tthhe book 1 y l Ju ill win trick


uw y Pa of yo d Hina b iends e n O an Fr Honu hing and C

The Kamehameha Butterfly…


is one of only two butterflies native to Hawai’i.

Draw the butterfly

Step 1: FORMING - First form up the butterfly using ovals and circles. Remember to press softly at this stage in case you need to erase lines. Step 2: OUTLINING - outline

the butterfly adding details at this stage.


Finally color the butterfly using crayons or colored pencils.

Email your art to: by July 15th. One of you will win the book Honu and Hina by Patrick Ching and Friends.

It's easy to submit your art for our contest. eMail us, and include your name, age, grade, school and phone number.


Article Title

Spring Winner! Charlee-ann Grant Age 10, Grade 5 Eleele Elementary

Kaua’i Family Magazine thanks all the young creative artists for their participation. Everyone’s a winner with us!

Parrot Fish | Honorable Mentions

Abigail Noyes Age 7 Kekaha Elementary

Carsyn Omo Age 5 Kindergarten King Kaumuali’i

Hartley Quinn Age 5 Merry-Go Round Preschool

Kaitlyn Lum Age 9, Grade 4 Kalaheo School

Kealohi Pau Age 10, Grade 5 Koloa School

Kelie Lum Age 7, Grade 1 Kalaheo School

Kolton Minks Age 6, Grade 1 St. Catherine School

Lana Julianne Pascual Age 9, 4th Grade Kalaheo School

Maile F. Burkhart Age 5, Kindergarten St. Theresa School

MakaniONalani Ringor Age 9, 3rd Grade King Kaumuali’i Elementary

Malia Diegmann Kindergarten Kalaheo Elementary School

Reyla Walicki Age 7 Hanalei School

Stella Fornari Age 8, Grade 2 Wilcox Elementary.

Uraiya GIrald Age 7, Grade 2 WIlcox Elementary School

Vivian Noyes Age 4, Pre-school PMRF

Willow Spalding Age 10, Grade 4 King Kaumuali'i

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healthier is quality pediatric care close to home There’s no need to leave Kaua‘i to receive the highest level of pediatric care. Our pediatricians can get tests done quickly, share medical records electronically and provide the care your keiki need to be their best. To schedule an appointment, call 245-1561 or visit


Kauai Family Magazine Summer 2018  

Kauai's Go -To- Resource for Engaging Familes

Kauai Family Magazine Summer 2018  

Kauai's Go -To- Resource for Engaging Familes